March 17, 2000
"Erin Brockovitch" pits a financially desperate, verbally off-color, single Mom of three kids against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), a massive corporation that has been carelessly dumping toxic waste of chromium into local residential ponds and streams for decades. When Erin is involved in an auto accident, she seeks legal help from Ed Masery. Erin loses her compensation case to a wealthy doctor and enlists the aid of Masery for employment. Her first job at Masery's law firm has Erin checking on a case that leads to her discovery of the PG&E pollution. She persists with proving corporate guilt and her persistence leads to a huge financial settlement for the victims. She becomes Masery's secret weapon against polluters.